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Key statistics

Ranked Practice Areas
Awards Won
Ranked Lawyers
Male:Female Ratio of Ranked Lawyers

Firm summary


YKVN is a Domestic: Multi-practice firm in Vietnam.

In 2022, the firm was recognised in 9 practice area(s) and 8 of its practitioner(s) were accredited.

In the same year, YKVN was nominated for 15 awards, of which it won 8.

This information is based on aggregated legal ranking and awards data from the world’s market-leading legal publications. Legal Media 360’s sentiment index methodology can be viewed here.

Firm profile

“Unparalleled...” (Chambers) ​

YKVN is widely recognized as the leading Vietnam-based law firm.

Established in 1999, YKVN has since grown to become an independent law firm with over ninety legal professionals through a unique platform combining 3 offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore. ​

With an unequivocal and undisputed dedication to providing the highest level of legal expertise placing our firm in a class of its own in Vietnam and in SEA, YKVN has built a reputation for excellence in: ​​

  •  Arbitration ​
  •  Banking & Finance ​
  •  Capital markets ​
  •  Corporate ​
  •  Litigation ​
  •  Mergers & Acquisition ​
  •  Projects​

​YKVN’s attorneys have been at the forefront of virtually all significant legal developments in Vietnam in the past 25 years. ​

We advise the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, government, and state-owned entities. ​

Our lawyers are leading practitioners in their field, bar and civic leaders. They are qualified in Vietnam, the US, Australia, Singapore, England, Korea and France. Our senior partners have been partners at leading international firms. All of our partners have extensive experience in cross-border matters.

Our constant tier 1 rankings in our practice areas and awards are the latest evidence of the widespread recognition of the quality of work for which we are known globally and regionally.​

  • Ranked Tier 1 in all key practice areas in the last 12 years. ​
  • Awarded 11 times IFLR 1000 Vietnam Firm of the Year out of 17 years (award launch). ​
  • Won all three 2019 Benchmark Litigation awards: National Law Firm of the Year, Lawyer of the Year and Regional Matter of the Year. ​
  • Chambers and Partners’ Asia Pacific Awards: Vietnam Firm of the Year: Winner 2012, 2017, and 2020​.
  • Benchmark Litigation: Vietnam Firm of the Year: Winner 2019 -2021​.
  • In-House Community: Most Responsive Domestic Law Firm: Winner 2019 -2021​.


within Vietnam

Practice Area Subcategory Index Rank No. of rankings Ave. Tier Table
Banking and finance
General 2 3 1.3 View full ranking table
Capital markets
General 2 2 1.5 View full ranking table
General 2 1 2.0 View full ranking table
Corporate and M&A
General 1 3 1.0 View full ranking table
Dispute resolution
Arbitration 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
General 1 2 1.0 View full ranking table
Labour and employment
General 7 2 2.5 View full ranking table
Project development
including energy and infrastructure 2 3 1.3 View full ranking table
Real estate
General 6 1 3.0 View full ranking table
Technology, media, telecoms
General 4 1 2.0 View full ranking table

Deals/Case awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 7:10

Award Win Ratio
Banking and finance - Project finance
Quang Trach thermal power project 0:1
Capital markets - Debt
Alibaba consortium / CrownX $400 million stake acquisition 0:1
Kuehne+Nagel / Apex International 1:1
Capital markets - Equity
Grab IPO 1:1
Corporate and M&A - General
Alibaba consortium / CrownX $400 million stake acquisition 1:1
Grab IPO 1:1
Kuehne+Nagel / Apex International 0:1
General business law - General
Alibaba consortium / CrownX $400 million stake acquisition 1:1
Grab Holdings US IPO via SPAC 1:1
SMFG / FE Credit 49% stake acquisition 1:1

Firm awards

Total win-to-nominations ratio 1:5

Award Win Ratio
Financial and corporate 0:1
Firm of the year 1:3
Corporate and M&A 0:1

Ranked lawyers at this firm

All data gathered from 2022 datasets. Learn more.




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